Propel Centre to close

The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact will be closing on June 28, 2019, although existing commitments to Propel partners will continue to be met.

Waterloo’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) has been proud to host Propel as a Faculty research centre since 2013, and as a national research program of the Canadian Cancer Society since 1998. The Centre has made significant contributions to public health research, graduate student training, and service to the public health and chronic disease prevention fields across Canada and beyond.

AHS continues to support a significant range of public health research, including in the areas of mental and global health, aging, addictions and youth behaviour. Parties looking to learn more about current and future public health research in AHS can contact Eugenia Xenos Anderson.

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  1. Apr. 30, 2019Tobacco use in Canada: Patterns and Trends report released

    The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact is pleased to announce the release of the eighth installment of Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, 2019 edition.

  2. June 12, 20182016-17 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey released

    Timely and reliable data are critical to developing evidence-based policies and programs that will help Canadians reduce the risks of substance use. Today, Health Canada published the results of the 2016-2017 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS)

  3. Sep. 18, 2017Vaping associated with risk of smoking cigarettes among teens

    Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

    The study—from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine— found that students in grades 7 to 12 who tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

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